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The Great Gatsby

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Shopping at Drug Stores

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When Gatsby informs Tom that his car may need gas, Tom replies, if it runs out I can stop at a drug store. You can buy anything at a drug-store nowadays.

What is Tom referring to in this statement?

A

Tom is referring to Wilson’s garage which is adjacent to a drug store. If the car needs gas, he plans to stop at Wilson’s and see Myrtle.

B

Tom is referring to the fact that until recently Gatsby was a drug store clerk, and that he is not actually a member of the upper class.

C

Tom is trying to point out that it should be no concern of Gatsby’s if there is not enough gas in the car. It is very easy to buy gas.

D

Tom is referring to Gatsby’s business with Wolfsheim, in which they sold bootleg liquor via their chain of drug-stores in New York and Chicago.

E

Tom is making an offhanded remark, trying to dismiss Gatsby so that they can all be on their way to New York.